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100% renewable electricity in Australia

Blakers, Andrew; Lu, Bin; Stocks, Matthew


An hourly energy balance analysis is presented of the Australian National Electricity Market in a 100% renewable energy scenario, in which wind and photovoltaics (PV) provides about 90% of the annual electricity demand and existing hydroelectricity and biomass provides the balance. Heroic assumptions about future technology development are avoided by only including technology that is being deployed in large quantities (>10 Gigawatts per year), namely PV and wind. Additional energy storage and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Energy
DOI: 10.1016/
Access Rights: Open Access


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